List of Accredited Online Degrees

Criminal Justice, Law, and Public Safety degree programs draw specific topics from each curriculum, as the programs of study have similar impact on domestic and societal developments. Important governmental institutions, in addition to private and non-profit organizations, support the need for well-educated and trained individuals in the areas of criminal justice and public safety. Each of the primary programs of study can be described as:

Sociology is the study of human society, which encompasses origins, development social groupings, and traditional and non-traditional organizations. The expansive social science is a foundational body of knowledge needed when analyzing the intricacies of human behavior. The field of Sociology can include social class, religion, welfare, government, politics, music, art, literature and anthropology to name a few. A sociologist is trained and educated to apply research and methodologies when analyzing past, present and future trends and events in a society. The goal of the traditional sociologist is to determine conclusive evidence, through scientific research, that will be applied to social programs, economic plans and a general understanding of human interaction.

Political science is focused on the study of state, government, and politics. Political science students engage in relationships serving as the foundation for political events and conditions, while deducing general ideas and concepts about the workings of politics. Political science draws information and inspiration from economics, law, sociology, history, anthropology, public administration, public policy, national politics, international relations, comparative politics, psychology, political organization, and political theory. The critical role of public administration as a practice in addition to an academic study comprises establishments engaged in governmental activities, such as the creation and interpretation of laws and the subsequent regulations and administration of programs based on the applicable jurisprudence. The activities include taxation, national defense, public order and safety, immigration services, foreign affairs, international assistance and the proper administration of government programs.

Criminal justice is a sought after career field by many professionals, and contributes to the safety and protection of a society. The multi-faceted program of study will introduce students to concepts of law creation, court systems, policing procedures, correction facilities in addition to the academic curriculum needed for a broad depth and breadth understanding of the discipline. A foundation in criminal justice will consist of a student learning the goals associated with enforcing laws, reducing crime, providing security and punishing those who infringe on established rules.

Graduates will use the learned foundations of a degree in the social science, especially in political science, sociology and criminal justice to enter careers as policy makers, lawyers, educators, business managers, government organizations and social workers. Successful students can pursue additional education in other concentrations to expand the core knowledge and become specialized in specific areas. Students may wish to become part of social groups to better comprehend the variance of ideas and considerable topics.

 

List of Accredited Online Degrees

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Undergraduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies

Liberty University offers students an Undergraduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies that may be completed entirely online. The curriculum has been designed to strengthen the knowledge and skills ...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
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Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice

The Undergraduate Certificate in Criminal Justice is intended for individuals that would like a broad criminal justice education that may be applied to a variety of careers within the criminal jus...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:

Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice

Liberty University’s Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice program offers a broad criminal justice education that may be applied to many careers within the criminal justice system to stre...

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    Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Christian

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    9
  • Credit Type:

Pathway to Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate

Professionals with a bachelor's degree that are interested in pursing a career in the legal field can enhance their career move with the Paralegal Postbaccalaureate Certificate program. The on...

  • Sector of Institution:
    Private, for-profit, 4-year or above
  • Religious Affiliation:

    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    36
  • Credit Type:
    Per Quarter Credit

Paralegal Studies Certificate

Post University offers a Paralegal Studies Certificate that is well suited for students interested in assisting lawyers within the legal field. Students will gain in-depth knowledge in business la...

  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private for-profit
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    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    30
  • Credit Type:

Certificate in Criminology

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  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Roman Catholic

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Certificate in Homeland Security

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  • Sector of Institution:
    4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Religious Affiliation:

    Roman Catholic

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    15
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Paralegal: Advanced Applications Certificate

Interested in law, interviewing, or civil litigation? Penn Foster offers an Advanced Paralegal Applications Certificate where students can study various paralegal concepts. The Advanced Paralegal ...

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    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    8
  • Credit Type:
    courses

Business Security Certificate

Penn Foster offers a seven-course program that allows students to earn a Business Security Certificate. This program focuses on security management, loss prevention, and criminal justice. Prospect...

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    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    7
  • Credit Type:
    courses

Forensic Computer Examiner Certificate

In order to teach students skills of investigation, Penn Foster Career School is offering a Certificate for a Forensic Computer Examiner. Students interested in the program cover security, crimina...

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    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    9
  • Credit Type:
    courses

LexisNexis Legal Research Certificate

The LexisNexis Legal Research certificate consists of two courses, Research Basics, and Computerized Legal Research. In order to fulfill the necessary requirements, students must have access to a ...

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    Certificate
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    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    2
  • Credit Type:
    courses

Paralegal: Real Estate, Wills, and Estates Certificate

Through Penn Foster Career School, students are able to earn a Paralegal: Real Estate, Wills, and Estates Certificate. This program is designed for students with a work or educational background i...

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    Certificate
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    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    2
  • Credit Type:
    courses

Graduate Certificate in Forensic Criminology

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    Certificate
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    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Graduate Certificate in Security Studies

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    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Certificate in Paralegal Studies

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    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Certificate in Security Management & Homeland Security

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    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    18
  • Credit Type:
    Per Semester Credit

Certificate in Corrections

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    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Certificate in Justice Networking

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    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Certificate in Law and the Courts

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    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Certificate in Law Enforcement

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    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    12
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Certificate in Pre-Law

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    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    9
  • Credit Type:
    Semester Credit

Post-Master's Certificate in Criminal Justice

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    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    6
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Post-Master's Certificate in Homeland Security: Leadership & Policy

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    None

  • Degree Level:
    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    6
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Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security

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    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
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    12
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Certificate in Homeland Security

Offered 100% online, the Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security is an outstanding addition to the resume of anyone interested in a career related to homeland security, such as public safety, em...

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    Certificate
  • Delivery format:
    100% Online
  • Credit hrs to complete:
    5
  • Credit Type:
    Course

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